Mock-OSCE.com, which is powered by Qpercom’s award-winning assessment software, allows medical and healthcare students who are studying for their clinical skills exams (OSCEs) to book and take a mock exam that replicates the OSCE format used for assessment by universities around the world. It can also be used by medical professionals to improve their clinical communication skills.
The Mock OSCE is a time-constrained station-based remote approach, meaning the exam is staged online with participants, real students and real actors/patients logging on to a web-based platform to participate in the OSCE, using a webcam and microphone. Students are cycled through 7 separate one-on-one sessions (each lasting 10 minutes) with a “mock” patient.
Each session begins with a reading phase that gives 1 minute to review a “mock” scenario, then a video chat opens and the student conducts a consultation with an actor patient. The student is allowed and expected to ask questions of the patient to understand the medical situation. Then the student is asked to diagnose the patient, and finally to provide a treatment plan. In the final minute, the patient will then provide feedback to the student to improve their methodology. This process continues for 6 more separate “mock” patients.
After the entire session is over, an email report card is sent that provides detailed feedback of the student’s efforts.